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this morning on "world news now," television's finest. the best shows and stars get their just rewards last night in hollywood. >> as a fa mill yar comedy and a serious drama make headlines at the emmy awards. it's monday, september 24th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good monday morning. i'm paula faris and you are -- >> i'm t.j. winick. >> nice to meet you, t.j. >> great to be here. >> we're all pals. >> in for rob nelson on assignment. the entertainment world is all abuzz this morning after the emmy awards, and we'll take you live to l.a. for the very latest. and did the host jimmy kimmel please the crowds and get some laughs? our music and media insider joins us live with a full wrap-up. >> we forgot our emmy attire. >> we did. i should have worn my tux.
>> and i should have worn my tux. just kidding. also this morning, the bill political headline of the week, mitt romney resetting his campaign after some questionable moves and washington insiders already looking ahead to 2016. will hillary clinton consider another run for the white house? >> and have you missed arnold schwarzenegger? >> will he be back? >> apparently. apparently. california's former governator opens up about his love child and troubled marriage. the secrets he's revealing now and why coming up. >> sounds like a made-for-tv movie. speaking of which, a newcomer at the emmys takes top honors aet the annual emmy awards handed out last night. >> that's right. and one of our familiar favorites also took home an armful of honors. abc's brandi hitt is joining us now outside the nokia theatre in l.a. with all the details. brandi, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, t.j. good morning, paula.
yes, it was a big night for "modern family," also a huge night for "homeland." that television drama took home several key awards, including one of the biggest of the evening. "homeland" beat "mad men" in best drama. [ applause ] >> the 64th annual primetime emmy awards was a star-studded night filled with excitement and a few surprises. >> this is crazy. >> reporter: jon cryer couldn't believe he won best actor in a comedy, while julia louis-dreyfus won best comedy actress for her role in "veep" and it was another big night for "modern family." >> julie bowen. >> julie bowen. >> both julie bowen and eric stonestreet won their second emmys for their supporting roles. >> i never knew i'd be on to as a gay man, but i love the pictures of hairy chest you guys are sending me. >> i don't think he should be watching home land. >> in the world of drama. >> in the world of drama --
breaking bad's aaron paul won best supporting actor. >> thanks so much for not killing me off. >> reporter: "homeland's" night when it came to leading drama roles. damian lewis took home for best drama and claire danes for best actress. >> i'm so grateful, thank you. >> reporter: many of hollywood's silver screen stars were nominated for a miniseries or movie. >> i'd like to thank the television academy for this and for also putting me in the company of such wonderful actresses whose work i so admire. >> the award for best drama. >> goes to -- "home land." [ applause ] >> reporter: the award for best comedy went to -- >> "modern family." [ applause ] >> reporter: of course, "modern family," a big winner tonight as we mentioned, but when it comes to "homeland" winning best drama that means "mad men" did not set any records or make any history tonight because it lost the category of best drama. if it had won, paula and t.j. it would have been five in a row. now it's still just four. >> yep, "mad men," 0 for 17 with the nominations. brandi, you're looking beautiful despite the scorching
temperature and weather that we heard about. a lot of actors and actresses complaining about the intense heat on the red carpet. >> reporter: you know what, paula? i've covered a lot of red carpets, and i've never seen this many a-listers sweat as much as they did. the red carpet was 120 degrees out there, and if you look, some people did come prepared. ashley judd, i have to say, looked stunning and actually brought an umbrella to kind of help weather the heat and keep the sun off of her. she made it part of the ensemble. a lot of the other a-listers did pretty well. some were wearing long sleeves and it was really difficult, but had a lot of makeup personnel and people kind of following them and making sure they were red carpet-ready at all times. >> well, brandi, speaking of what they were wearing, of course, they save the fashion question for myself. can you tell us, did you notice any fashion trends out there this year? i noticed a lot of white and yellow. >> reporter: yes, t.j., good point. you notice a lot of yellow.
i don't know if you saw julianne moore's dress, also julie bowen from "modern family," bright yellow, not a soft yellow, a big hit on the red carpet. also a lot of sequins. i was waiting to see what sofia vergara was wearing as did a lot of men in our booth i should say and she looked stunning in a turquoise sequin dress, and a lot of white and silver as well. the white probably the best call when it came to the heat, but i was really surprised that julianne moore was wearing sleeves. she walked by and mentioned how hot she was. and i think a lot of the stars were ready to get inside the nokia theater where it was air conditioned. >> from one fashion aficionado to another, brandi to t.j. you look stunning in your black dress, brandi. thanks for reporting. >> reporter: thank you. kept it simple. >> that's right. and our coverage of the emmy awards doesn't end here. later this half hour you can get insight on the most noted wins and losses and how jimmy kimmel performed as the host, the first time he has done so, so stay with abc news all morning long.
t.j.? well, shifting gears now, president obama and about 120 other world leaders gather here in new york today for the start of this year's u.n. general assembly. as iran's mahmoud ahmadinejad left tehran for the meeting, he promised a debate on the crisis in syria. iran is accused of helping syrian president bashar al assad's brutal crackdown on rebels. and in syria, an explosion near the four seasons hotel near damascus has killed at least one person. a bomb hid inside a bag blew up as they held a rare meeting inside the capital city. the assad regime apparently allowed the meeting to bolster its claim of being open to political reform despite the deadly assaults on rebels. despair at the national zoo. just a week after its surprise birth, a giant panda cub has died. zookeepers were alerted yesterday morning when the cub's mother made a distress call. the staff managed to get the cub out and administer cpr, but it was too late. the cub was conceived through
artificial insemination after its mom had five failed pregnancies. preliminary findings on the cause of death are expected today. but very, very sad and knew this was the introductory period where the bonding period so they didn't even announce the gender of the panda. >> everyone always gets excited when a new panda cub is born, and it is very sad because people had been so excited the last day or two. >> especially an endangered species. >> exactly. well, to politics now, mitt romney huddled with his top advisers this weekend, preparing for next month's debate. >> abc's washington editor rick klein joining us for a preview. 43 days and counting from election day. >> good morning, rick. >> reporter: paula and t.j., the debates have become all important and romney is going into them because he has so much more to gain. it's a chance for a big moment standing toe to toe with the incumbent to take the argument directly to president obama, but one thing worth remembering, yes, mitt romney has more experience recently, but he went into almost all of the primary debates as a favorite.
this time he'll be the underdog, needing to score some points. meanwhile president clinton wailging in on a big question on 2016, the big question about hillary clinton's possible candidacy. it will become the biggest question the day after the election. >> she's an extraordinarily able person. i never met anybody i thought was a better public servant, but i have no earthly idea what she'll decide to do. >> reporter: and i'll tell you the conventional wisdom on this has shifted among the democrats. six month ago, a year ago the answer was probably not when it comes to a hillary run. now that speculation has shifted to probably yes. paula and t.j.? >> always good to hear from rick. >> yeah, you know, a lot of people are predicting that romney will come out strong in the first debate because he did have to go through all of those during the primary, and president obama just hasn't had many people limiting the amount of time he can talk for the past four years. >> yes, and romney has been going through some intense debate prep as well with the senator from ohio, rob portman,
who is a veteran at this sort of thing, but romney will get back on the campaign trail, campaigning in some key battleground states, colorado, ohio, and virginia this week. >> he needs to get out there. >> he does. just three days after hitting the stores the much-anticipated iphone 5s are all but gone. official figures come out later today, but one report estimates that 8 million phones were sold, meantime, the verizon version of the iphone 5 has a surprise feature. it also accepts the at&t sim card and works on that network. it's not clear if those phones were unintentionally set up that way. i have to believe that they were intentionally. they don't anything unintentionally, do they? >> that's right. do you think squirrels use iphones? >> they use acorn phones. >> okay. well, sometimes the pictures tell the story and here is a great example. a guy in finland had his camera rolling as a squirrel was running around in his fourth floor apartment. >> the little guy must have come in through an open window, and that's exactly how he flew out -- yes, he flew out, amazingly, though, he survived that four-story flight to the
ground. you can see him just running around down there, seemingly uninjured. >> yeah. they grow those squirrels tough over there in finland. >> they do? >> or perhaps on a performance-enhancing drug. there are flying squirrels. we know this. >> you are a squirrel expert as well as a fashion expert. >> i don't like to brag, but so it is. >> go ahead. brag. okay. coming up this monday morning, we're going to return to our top story, the emmy awards and some insight on the biggest wins. >> but first, arnold schwarzenegger's tell-all, the secrets he's revealing about his extramarital affair and his broken marriage. you're watching "world news now."
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details. >> if my life was a movie, no one would believe it. >> reporter: the terminator and former california governator arnold schwarzenegger is back making scandalous headlines again, this time, coming clean in his new book acquired by "the new york daily news," "total recall: my unbelievably true life story." according to the paper, schwarzenegger opens up about the wrenching moment maria shriver confronted her husband in couple's therapy about fathering a son with another woman, writing, quote, the therapist turned to me and said, maria wanted to come here today and to ask about a child, whether you fathered a child with your housekeeper mildred. caught off guard, schwarzenegger finally answered, it's true. it was back in may of 2011 when news first broke that schwarzenegger had cheated on his wife with their housekeeper. >> he fathered a child with a member of his household staff more than ten years ago. >> reporter: rocking the 25-year marriage of the political powerhouse couple. many read between the lines when shriver appeared on oprah's farewell show, praising the
virtue of honesty. >> you've given me love, support, wisdom, and, most of all, the truth. >> reporter: as for her husband's dishonesty? schwarzenegger writes he hid the truth from his wife out of fear of embarrassment, a compulsion for secrecy, and not wanting to tell her family, the famed kennedy clan. and schwarzenegger blames his arrogance for believing he could, quote, get away with ignoring the rules. but in true hollywood fashion, he wants to get back together with shriver. his tell-all book hits stores october 1st, the same day schwarzenegger will appear on "good morning america." john schriffen, abc news, new york. >> juicy. >> i got to be honest. i can't understand why he would write this book now after having left public office. he apparently isn't going to run for public office again. why put this out there? >> terminator is telling all. i don't know. i'm not going to try to get inside that man's -- >> well, you know, in the book he divulges that he actually had
relations with the housekeeper in 1996 in his guesthouse while maria and the kids were away on vacation while he was stuck in hollywood filming "batman and robin." that certainly didn't help his performance. >> did you see that photo? that photo of the two of you. you helped him write the book. >> oh i was there. >> were we holding hands? >> you weren't holding hands, no. but apparently you gave him a lot of encouragement to get this done. >> it looks like i've been working out too. >> you're taller than the governator. i didn't know that. impressive. >> also interesting, for the longest time he thought the baby was the housekeeper's actual husband, wanted to believe that, and kept her on staff because he thought it was the best way to control the situation. >> file that under wishful thinking. >> yes. >> yeah. up next a star-studded night in hollywood. >> we, of course, are talking about the emmys including the show that everyone will be talking about today, plus some surprises at last night's awards next on "world news now."úd
♪ help help ♪ help help >> well, last night the stars came out for television's biggest night. >> the 64th primetime emmy awards took place in los angeles and there was some pretty fierce competition. joining us live via skype our music and media consultant. he is the expert on this sort of stuff. bruno del granado. the showtime series "homeland" cleaned up beating "mad men" for best drama. and i'm actually interested in watching it now. >> it's a major upset, paula. "homeland" was a little show nobody even knew about a couple months ago. now it's won four major awarding including best seer, bed lead actor in drama, best lead actress. what a great setup because season two starts next sunday. >> bruno, what about the award for best actor in a comedy? there were fears that "two and a half men" wouldn't be as good without charlie sheen.
>> well, t.j., jim parsons was a shoo-in to win for the third consecutive year. but jon cryer came out of nowhere and stole the limelight away from him. it was weird because he wasn't even expecting it. when he was doing his acceptance speech, he was all nervous, kind of brought back memories of "ducky" when he was proposing to andy and telling her how much of a better boyfriend he was. so he really has comedic chops. i think jon cryer deserved it for if nothing else managing to contain hurricane charlie as year and became a serious player within not only the show itself but also in the comedy genre. >> i love cryer's quote. don't panic, people, something has clearly gone terribly wrong. i'm stunned. julia louis-dreyfus, the comeback queen in "veep." >> well, the "seinfeld" curse is officially off. this was her 13th nomination, third win playing selina meyer, a veep, a vice president.
she is so happy to be doing this role. she's even said this is one of the best roles she's ever taken coming from elaine benes, playing that role for several years. she's happy to be playing a figure who seems to have the finger on the pulse and was certainly a shoo-in to win, an emmy voter's darling. >> bruno, "modern family," so many nominations tonight. they cleaned up again. >> oh, third year in a row, best comedy series. t.j., this comedy has revived the sitcom genre. it was dead. everybody is comparing it to the cosby show, which revived it during the '80s or "all in the family" in the '70s. this comedy show is -- this sitcom is unstoppable. its ratings are through the roof. it's so popular, it's so right on the money on what's happening culturally in america now. i think it's got long, long legs. i wouldn't be surprised if we go for a fourth or fifth year of best sitcom. >> bruno, i'm glad to see you haven't melted away. we're going to rejoin you in just a moment after this break. you'll give us a grade on jimmy
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something in the air wick. ♪ [ playing "hooray for hollywood" ] speaking of "hooray for hollywood," any award show is only as good as its host, and last night jimmy kimmel showed why he's just a big a star as the emmy winners. >> of course, the laughs started with the opening skit. >> it's difficult to be a republican in hollywood. being a republican in hollywood is like being a chick-fil-a sandwich on the snack table at "glee." maybe it's just me, but does it bother anyone else that president obama said his favorite show is "homeland"? i don't think the president should be watching "homeland" for the same reason i don't think charlie sheen should watch "breaking bad." >> a couple of great lines there. well, joining us to talk more
about kimmel's job as host once again our music and media host bruno del granado live in miami. >> so, bruno, how did kimmel do? of course, this is his first time hosting the emmys. do you give him a passing grade? >> i give him a passing grade. he was compared with the other jimmy, fallon, who hosted a couple of years ago. the difference is jimmy fallon is a great singer and dancer and all-around entertainer. if you watch the jimmy kimmel show every night, he did the shtick with his family. the tracy jordan twitter thing kind of fell flat. but overall, it was good, bus the real winner is jimmy fallon -- kimmel, excuse me, because his show moves to 11:30 on abc starting in january, so this is the first major stunt where the network is using to promote him to a much wider audience. i'm assuming 18 to 20 million people will be watching the show or have watched the show tonight so tomorrow in the morning,
everyone will be talking about jimmy kimmel, and it's a real nice way to help launch his 11:30 show come january. >> bruno, what do you think were some of his best moments? of course, he had tracy morgan lie down on stage to get people to tweet and tune in. >> well, you know, that was one of them. he was trying to start a twitter trend and hashtag. i think one of his better moments was the opening monologue with the whole botox thing. as you know in hollywood, you're nobody if you're not botox up and down. so that was a real nice takeoff on the whole botox epidemic that's ravaging hollywood right now, and i think overall, he was just very smart and snappy with his comebacks. when he lost to jon stewart, he was gracious about it as well. >> you saw his parents being escorted out real quick. did they return? >> no, they did not return, but i was hoping guillermo would come back. >> bruno, thank you. >> that's the news for this half hour. thanks for joining us. make sure you follow us on facebo facebook. facebook. ke sure you follow on
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th morni this morning on "world news now," strategy session. the romney campaign puts an intense new focus on battleground states. >> the move comes with polls showing the gop nominee trailing in key states that could swing the election. it's monday, september 24th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning, everyone. i'm t.j. winick. rob nelson is on assignment this morning. >> great to have you here, t.j. >> great to be here. >> we're both a little sleep deprived, so bear with us, everybody. i'm paula faris. in a moment, what to look for in the political week ahead. just 43 days now until election day. i'm sure you have it circled on your calendar. also this hour, heavy hearts at the national zoo where they're trying to figure out why the new panda cub born just last week has died, and they did an autopsy trying to get results,
but no signs of trauma. it just happened very suddenly. >> a very sad story. and then a rock 'n' roll meltdown for the ages lands green day front man billie joe armstrong in rehab. what set off the rant? that was all caught on tape. >> he wasn't having the time of his life on stage. and later, it was home sweet "homeland" at the emmys. we're going to have a wrap-up of all the awards. it's all coming up in "the skinny." so if you didn't watch the emmys -- i didn't have a chance to watch a lot of them because i was watching football -- >> sure. >> -- we're going to get you up to date. >> we'll get all the important highlights for you. but first a change in strategy for the republican campaign. starting with this appearance last night in denver, romney is promising to spend more time with voters, less time raising money. >> this change comes after mounting criticism from members of his own party, and it comes at a crucial time with just 43 days before election day. for more, here's abc's david kerley. >> reporter: mitt romney raised
$6 million in los angeles, but it's the number of fund-raisers versus appearances, which is worrying some republicans who feel the race slipping away and are demanding big campaign changes. romney was dismissive when cbs' "60 minutes" asked if he can turn around his campaign. >> well, it doesn't need a turnaround. we've got a campaign, which is tied with an incumbent president of the united states. >> reporter: tied in national polls but not leading in any states that may decide the race. and after the release of a secretly taped video of romney saying 47% of americans are victims who want government handouts, the head of the republican party was asked about the apparent disconnect over changing strategy. >> but is he in denial? >> no, i don't think so, george. i think that we had a good week last week. we were able to frame up the debate. >> reporter: while romney says he doesn't need a turnaround, his campaign is kicking off a new strategy. advisers promise an intense battleground schedule in colorado, then ohio, and virginia.
it's still not enough to quiet even republican critics. >> their core problem was carefulness, inability to focus on their own essential meaning. >> i think he's a nonideological person running an extremely ideological age, and he's faking it. >> reporter: comments like those prompted this from ann romney just a few days ago. >> stop it. this is hard. you want to try it? get in the ring. >> reporter: and that provided parody fodder for "saturday night live." >> that's why running a republican campaign is so hard. if you're a democrat, you get to eat with cool people like george clooney. if you're a republican, you get to shake jon voight's cold lizard hand. >> reporter: along with that new battleground state strategy, the romney campaign is banking on the next big event, the debates. and on sunday morning in los angeles, the candidate had what are called private meetings. that is often code for debate preparation. david kerley, abc news, washington. >> hmm. it's interesting that he will be
back on the campaign trail really kind of renewing that emphasis, but he's going to be in ohio. remember, no republican presidential candidate has ever won without winning ohio, so a key, key battleground state, but he'll be spending the next few days there on a bus tour talking to so many autoworkers. i believe the number is one in five in ohio have some sort of link to the auto industry. >> right. in ohio and virginia, new hampshire, florida, colorado. i mean these are states that the important battleground state, and right now according to the polls, mitt romney is not leading in any of them and made the pledge he'll spend more time with voters, less time raising money, but that's where he was over the weekend in california, raising money even though the state has -- traditionally goes democratic in the presidential election. >> 43 days to go. >> we'll see. overseas, the civil war in syria will be one of the major debates in topic as the u.n. general assembly opens its annual meeting here in new york today. among those who will speak, iranian president mahmoud
ahmadinejad,s who government is accused of helping syrian dictator bashar al assad. ahmadinejad is already on notice from u.s. secretary-general ban ki-moon who warned him of the dangers of inflammatory rhetoric. meanwhile, the u.s. is flexing its military muscle in a record show of naval force near iran. the war games with more than 2 -- excuse me -- with 20 ships are being carried out near the strait of hormuz, one of the world's most important passageways for oil. it's all designed to send a message to iran in its tense standoff with israel over tehran's nuclear program. >> the threat's there. my job is to make sure this crew is ready for anything. >> underwater bomb squads are going through training exercises to help find and destroy mines, the kind the u.s. believes iran could deploy in the strait of hormuz. the sudden death of a giant panda cub has turned joy into sorrow at the national zoo. the cub was just a week old, too young to reveal its gender or even get a name. zookeepers pulled it from the exhibit yesterday morning after
its mother made a distress call which sounded like a honking sound. the tiny cub was not breathing. its heart had stopped. they tried to revive it, but it was too late. >> this is devastating. this is devastating for all of us here. it's hard to describe how much passion and energy and thought and care has gone into this. >> the cub's birth had come as a surprise to the zoo. its mother had five failed pregnancies, and there was only a slight chance that artificial insemination would work, actually a 10% chance. the baby panda showed no outward signs of trauma or infection. preliminary results on the cause of death are expected as early as today. but, again, they didn't even know the gender at the time because the first couple of weeks, they allow the mom and the cub to bond, just the two of them, before even examining it, but from all accounts it looked completely healthy.
after that distress call from the mother, they tried to revive it, but six minutes later it was pronounced dead. >> i think that's why it's so sudden and jarring for people because especially down in washington where i lived for a few years, it's like a national holiday when a baby panda cub is born. >> yeah. >> and people are so excited, you know, everybody wants to go to the national zoo and try to catch a peek, if they can. families go. kids want to, you know, get close, and then to learn this news is tragic. >> you wonder, too, the emotional state of the mother as well. she'd had five failed pregnancies. >> of course. >> since 2007. they're not saying whether or not they'll try to conceive -- you know, have her conceive in the future. a little too soon. >> absolutely. well, moving on, a couple of crazy stories involving big trucks here. check out the situation one driver found himself in over the weekend. the guy was stuck there hanging over a river for a half hour. apparently he lost control after a car suddenly stopped in front of him. a passerby eventually rescued him with a rope. he, thankfully, is fine. and a trucker lost control of his 18-wheeler in san antonio spilling some precious cargo all over the highway.
thousands of beer cans, yeah, went flying out of the truck after it hit a retaining wall and flipped over. the driver was not hurt, thankfully. it's not clear how much bud was salvaged. >> this bud's for you. there's clearly a joke there. ooh. and there's some natty light too. natty light and bud light. that's tragic actually to see all that beer destroyed, because you know they're not going to be able to repurpose that. >> well, you wouldn't think. >> here's your monday forecast. frost and freeze advisories from the great lakes to the carolinas. heavy rain in south florida. evening thunderstorms around st. louis, kansas city, and omaha. showers in the rockies. >> upper 60s and 70s from salt lake city to billings. mostly 70s from minneapolis to kansas city. 94 in dallas, 60s in the midwest and northeast. well, these are busy days for a pair of sisters and their husbands in birmingham, alabama. meet little sam adams and his new little cousin ethan. both were born last friday.
>> their mothers are heather adams and her sister amy. they gave birth just four hours apart, and that's not all they shared, t.j. >> yeah, i think they have matching shirts there. >> they probably didn't share the father. >> well, right. the sisters actually conceived on the same day or so they say, and they surprised each other with the news they were pregnant on the same day, and now they can remind each other of their kids' birthdays forever. >> and they have the same doctor, but, again, let's clarify. not the same father. >> not the same father. [ baby sounds ] >> oh, so cute. >> oh. >> speaking of babies, my baby daddy, it was our anniversary on sunday, 12 years. >> congratulations. >> thank you. a dozen. >> 12 years, going strong. a dozen years. >> way to go. >> that's right. >> what, did you get married when you were 15? >> no, 12. no. i was 25. i just revealed my age. coming up, the favorite shows of both presidential candidates win emmy awards. >> and who's stepping off the stage and into a 12-step program? a concert meltdown leads to rock
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armstrong unleashed a cascade of angry "f" bombs during a live concert over the weekend in vegas, and, yeah, it was all caught on tape. >> you got to be kidding me. >> reporter: it started suddenly. >> give me a break. >> reporter: green day front man billie joe armstrong goes off out of nowhere diving into a rage-filled tirade. >> i'm not [ bleep ] justin bieber. >> reporter: smashing the guitar before storming offstage. >> we'll be back. >> reporter: shocking the thousands of fans who just moments earlier were rocking out with one of the biggest bands in the world. ♪ am i just an -- >> reporter: so how did it go from this to this? >> i got one minute, one minute left. oh, now i got nothing left. >> reporter: it turns out billie joe's freak-out was a matter of time. you can see a monitor. cue the band. they've got one minute left. that's what set him off. >> look at that sign right there.
>> reporter: their entire set, though, was nearly cut in half so that usher could have more time. >> i've been around since 1988. >> reporter: the meltdown came just days after the mega popular band rocked out on the roof of "good morning america." ♪ a holiday >> reporter: but the eyeliner- loving singer isn't the first to turn into a basket case on stage. in a late 1980s concert, the piano man goes off the rails. >> let me do my show, for christ's sake. >> reporter: billy joel flipping over his keyboard, smashing his microphone all because the lighting was bad. and watch elton john suddenly get slaphappy with his mike at a concert in new york. but all in all, armstrong's tirade might take the cake. >> yeah. when he was leaving the stage, he said, we'll be back. and ironically that's how t.j. reacts when the lighting is bad or if the mike is not working.
>> i can't handle it. >> i'm flipping the set over. >> but, you know, i have to say about billie joe, we want to send out our well wishes. he hopes he gets better. >> yeah. >> i interviewed him last week in new york for "nightline," and i have to say that he was professional, he was on time. he was extremely articulate. he's a very bright guy, and even though, you know, folks who are a little jaded here might say it's not hard to believe -- hello. lighting system. >> come on! seriously! >> anyway, it was -- i can't believe that he actually -- >> what kind of joint are we running here? >> i can't believe that he actually had this issue because he actually said -- when i asked hill a question about can you still get in trouble when you're 40 years old and have kids, he said, i still continue to get in trouble, i just learned how to hide it a lot better. >> yeah. he forgot to hide it in vegas. well, coming up, paris hilton, yeah, well, she's on damage control after some controversial comments. and all the big winners at the emmy awards and who really looked great on the red carpet. it's all next in "the skinny."
kinny so ♪ skinny so skinny use a blue highlighter. >> well, you have the yellow one, and i don't want us to get our paths crossed. >> oh, thank you. >> and a red pen. >> dueling colors. >> very colorful. >> okay. if you didn't have a chance to watch the emmys, we're going to get you caught up on the big
winners, big losers. we'll get right to it. of course, "modern family," one of the biggest winners of the night. i think a threepeat for them. a lot of people are wondering whether or not it was validated. >> yep. >> "homeland," a bit of a shocker, won over "breaking bad" and "mad men." "mad men" going 0 for 17. >> ouch. >> yeah, that's a really bad batting average. and you can see claire danes. she won for best actress. >> in "homeland." >> yes, in "homeland." sofia vergara, washington fave. julianne moore. did not mention julie bowen, best supporting actress for "modern family." any big surprises, you think? >> any big surprises? you know, i think -- >> any big surprises. i think -- >> besides sofia vergara looking smoking hot, that wasn't a surprise? >> i think people felt that "homeland" was the show to beat even though shows like "breaking bad" had done so well, it was
sort of their time, that the performances by damian lewis and claire danes were so strong and so hooked into the show -- there she is looking great. >> yellow was the hot color as well as the hot temperature, 120 degrees on the red carpet. >> that's right. so moving on to another story, if there was a modern hollywood actor that is related to president abraham lincoln, who do you think it is? >> i have no idea. i'm not even going to -- >> well, it's tom hanks, forrest gump. >> like sixth cousin 45 times removed? >> yeah. well, third cousin four times removed, to be exact. his link to honest abe actually comes through the president's mother, nancy hanks or i guess that would be tom -- nancy hanks. >> yeah. that's his mother. >> that's his mother. and this was discovered, this genealogical link, when hanks announced that he is going to be narrating a program on the national geographic channel, which is based on the book, "killing lincoln," written by bill o'reilly.
>> all right. paris hilton, what else does she do besides carry her puppy around, go to parties, and put her foot in her mouth? >> she opens her mouth a lot. >> well, she apologized to glaad. she was overheard in a cab talking to a friend about -- this is what she said, "ew, ew, gay guys are the horniest people in the world. they're disgusting. most of them probably have aids. i would be so scared if i was a gay guy" there, of course, talking about grindr, a new smartphone app that allows the gay community to hook up. but she apologized. she said "gay people are the strongest and most inspiring people i know. it's so wrong when people bully. as anyone knows, i've always been and always will be a huge supporter of the gay community." >> just for those in mexico, we want to point out that justin timberlake is continuing his bachelor soiree down there. he was actually in vegas and kicked it off there in sin city on thursday with about 20 friends, and now he is headed south of the border landing in cabo san lucas in mexico on friday, according to our friends at "e! online." >> so the wedding is still on? >> apparently.
♪ i'll follow you until you love me papa paparazzi ♪ well, paula and i both know far beyond the glitz and glamour ♪ i'll follow you until you love me papa paparazzi ♪ well, paula and i both know far beyond the glitz and glamour of the red carpet more and more celebrities like us are taking stands against the paparazzi. >> we're just peons here, but as mr. rob nelson -- we remember him, don't we? >> yes. >> -- they're trying to save what? little is left of their privacy. >> big smile. >> reporter: it is an industry built on flashing cameras, lurking photographers, and a celebrity-obsessed culture. >> down in front. >> the paparazzi will stop at almost nothing to get their game. they're like bounty hunters chasing an animal. >> reporter: but now it seems the hunted are turning the tables, going on an offensive in
a growing backlash against the flash. >> 911 emergency, what are you reporting? >> hello. i have like five cars following me. >> reporter: the photographer who allegedly pursued pop star justin bieber in a high-speed chase in los angeles in july will be in court monday. he's the first person to be charged under a new california law penalizing those who drive recklessly while chasing a commercial photo. he could face up to a year in prison. >> you're driving along the ventura freeway in l.a., and you got a paparazzi chasing somebody at 100 miles an hour, your life is at risk and it's just wrong. >> reporter: celebrities continue to clamor for better privacy laws, tired of life at the other end of that long lens. actress halle berry hit a breaking point in may when a photog showed up at her daughter's school. >> i'm doing something honorable and i'm not harassing people. >> reporter: actor john travolta says it's the worst time ever to be famous. >> i feel that anyone being invaded at that level is unfortunate, and there should be a law. you know, no one would like
that. >> reporter: travolta was referring to the recent scandal over kate middleton's topless photos, which enraged the british public and prompted legal action against the french magazine that published them. a criminal investigation is also under way, but nothing is likely to slow down this enormous cash cow. for "world news now," rob nelson, abc news, new york. [ sirens ] >> you know, i think it's awful that she was victimized, kate, but at the same time, i think that they need to have an across-the-board policy. it shouldn't matter who is being victimized. ev everyone deserves their privacy. >> unless i'm behind the lens. i have my extreme telephoto lens and can see what you're doing in arkansas right now. beware. it's going to be on tomorrow's show. >> that was intense. >> it was. paula/paparazzi, they go hand in hand. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades.